"Depression questionnaires were never set up for the world's population. They were set up in the West"
Denise St Arnault, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing speaks to Alberto Sanchez about the Clinical Ethnographic Interview, a tool she developed as part of the diagnostic process that is language and category free. This method encourages the opening up the diagonostic process in order for the patient to bring in their own cultural frame and not have one imposed on it by the clinician. She talks us through the tool which includes exercises to draw the patient's social networks, body map, and lifeline.